Jane Muir’s idiosyncratic hand-painted figures represent a witty and uncluttered observation of the world. Each charming character is hand modelled. Their recognisable and individual traits are perhaps due to the freedom of the artist’s chosen medium- she uses clay, allowing her to develop her ideas during the making process. Subtle colour and seductive surface textures are key elements in her work; immensely appealing but never sentimental. Inspiration comes from various sources- from Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elizabeth Frink to more traditional craftwork such as that of the Staffordshire Potters.
Jane studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London before receiving her Masters from the Royal College of Art in 1992. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan.